Romanian deputies approved on Tuesday a draft law which bans fast food products to be sold in schools. Thus, all products with a supplementary fat content, sweeteners and food additives will be forbidden. The law was initiated by parliamentarians from all political parties and was adopted with 183 votes in favor and three abstentions.

The main argument behind the proposal was to prevent children from obesity, diabetes and other disease caused by fast food products. The initiative rules out all food products that contain supplementary fat content, sweeteners and food additives.

According to the bill, menus served in schools will be approved by nutrition specialists authorized by the Health Ministry. Thus, they will set up a list with allowed food products which will be distributed in schools across the country.